Today in Slate, Seth Stevenson shares what he learned by watching every Richard Linklater film, from School of Rock and Dazed and Confused to lesser known fare like It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books. As part of his Completist, Stevenson also ranked all Linklater’s movies from the “Wistful Masterpieces” (Slacker, Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset) all the way down to the lesser “Unnecessary Adaptations” (e.g. A Scanner Darkly) and the lowly “Zac Effron Is in This Movie” (i.e. Me and Orson Welles).
Now we want you to weigh in. Are you most charmed by Slacker’s “shruggy whateveritude”? Can’t get enough of Wooderson? Have you fallen for Before Sunrise and Before Sunset? Vote for your favorite below.
The poll closes Friday, May 4 at noon.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.